Helsinki-based Kontena secures seed funding and introduces its new container & microservices platform for software developers

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Kontena, a startup which we mentioned as one of the “10 Finnish startups to look out for in 2016“, has recently raised funding with backing from Lifeline Ventures. The fresh capital will be used for entering the market and initial scaling of the Helsinki- and US-based company.

Kontena offers a container and microservices platform for software developers. Container technology can be used to solve some of the most difficult challenges in software development distribution. However, many of the biggest names in the container platform space are aimed at massive systems that are difficult to install, use and maintain. Kontena’s developer-friendly container and microservices platform is quick to install, easy to use and runs at any scale on any infrastructure, be it on-premises, cloud or hybrid.

Founded in March 2015, Kontena aims to provide a scalable, out-of-the-box solution that includes everything a developer needs to start running containerized applications, hassle-free.

Miska Kaipiainen, CEO and co-founder, Kontena, said: “We started using Docker very early and soon realized that while it is great technology, it isn’t so easy to master. Too many people struggle when moving from development to production. Our mission is to create the most developer-friendly, open source platform for running containerized apps and microservices. We want to make it possible for all developers around the world to take advantage of this amazing technology by making it more accessible and easy to use.”

Petteri Koponen, partner and founder of Lifeline Ventures, stated: “With the radical shift in the developer landscape, this technology is a hot commodity, and we are committed to helping Kontena realize its vision of making container capabilities available for businesses of all sizes.”